See also: aérostat

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aerostat (plural aerostats)

  1. An aircraft, such as a dirigible or balloon, that derives its lift from buoyancy rather than from wings or rotors.
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Venus:
      With its molten temperatures, sulphuric acid clouds, and crushing carbon dioxide atmosphere, Venus has only a handful of aerostat research outposts.
  2. A moored balloon flown in a semi-permanent manner, such as a border patrol monitoring balloon affixed at 18,000 feet (~6 km).

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  • (lighter-than-air craft, with respect to its weight relationship with air): aerodyne

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French aérostat.[1] By surface analysis, aero- +‎ -stat. First attested in 1784.[2]

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  • IPA(key): /a.ɛˈrɔ.stat/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔstat
  • Syllabification: a‧e‧ro‧stat

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aerostat m inan

  1. aerostat

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  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021), “aerostat”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Pamiętnik historyczno-polityczny przypadków, ustaw, osób, mieysc, i pism wiek nasz szczególniey interessuiących[1], 1784, page 1194

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Borrowed from French aérostat.

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aerostat n (plural aerostate)

  1. aerostat

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aerostat m (Cyrillic spelling аеростат)

  1. aerostat